Grand Lake Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre to unveil theater plans at Party With a Purpose |

Grand Lake Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre to unveil theater plans at Party With a Purpose

Courtesy photoRocky Mountain Repertory Theatre now owns the former Eslick property in Grand Lake, thanks to an anonymous $720,000 donation. A party on Friday will celebrate the acquisition and introduce the public to it.

All Grand County residents are invited to check out Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatres plans for its new Grand Lake property.Get out your calendars, turn to Friday, July 11, 2008. Write in: block party; 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. big and exciting RMRT news Grand Lake; big tent; 404 Vine St. at corner of Grand Avenue and Vine in Grand Lake, says Susan Sidell Brandt, vice president of the 2008 RMRT Board of Trustees.The event includes food, drink and great entertainment. Do not pencil it in do it in ink, the company encourages. Walk there if you wish, carpool if you need to, arrive via bicycle; ride your horse. Whatever works for you. This is an event you don’t want to miss. The public party kicks off RMRTs capital campaign, Raise the Curtain! A New Stage for Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre and unveils exciting plans for the companys future in Grand Lake. The party will take place on RMRT’s new property bought and paid for by a $720,000 anonymous gift. Formerly the Eslick property, the home on the site quickly evolved into RMRT’s administrative offices, board room, set construction and storage space due to an outpouring of donations as well as hundreds of volunteer hours coordinated by Executive Director Carol Wolff. Guests are encouraged to tour the facility to see the transformation first hand.Tempa and the Tantrums, an award-winning rhythm and blues band from Denver will headline the event. Also throughout the day, don’t miss special performances by RMRT’s 2008 company members, and members of the local barbershop quartet The Grand Chorale are set to perform toward the end of the evening.Board Trustee Suzi Maki is chairing the event assisted by trustees and advisory trustees Reed James, Jackie Tompkins, Karen Fry Weisbrich, Jeanne Kafer, JoAnn Roberts and Jim DeMersseman. Special thanks also go to the following for providing food and supplies for the event: Alsco Linens, Bears Den, Caroline’s Cuisine, Daven Haven, Destinations West, El Pacifico, Fat Cat, Grand Lake Lanes, Grand Lake Chocolates, Grand Lake Wine & Spirits, Max & T’s, Pancho & Lefty’s, The Rapids, The Rustic Urn, Sagebrush, Sysco, Village Hub, Western Riviera and Waconda.This will be a historic day for RMRT and for Grand County, said Chad Scott, now in the midst of his fourth year as managing director and newly appointed Capital Campaign manager. Artistic Director Michael Querio, whose RMRT history spans 13 years, hopes to greet old friends and meet new ones on Friday.Donations for the capital campaign will be accepted all day.